Full record for space vehicle n.

Definition =spacecraft
OED requirements antedating 1930
Earliest cite M. J. Breuer 'The Fitzgerald Contraction'
Comment Jeff Prucher submitted a 1930 cite from Miles J. Breuer's "The Fitzgerald Contraction". Earliest cite in the OED: 1946.
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Citations for space vehicle n.

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1930 M. J. Breuer Fitzgerald Contraction in Sci. Wonder Stories Jan. 681/2 Or‥it might be a space vehicle from a distant planet.